There's a lot of press right now about obesity. Seems no matter how many new diets, medications, reality shows or make overs, we Americans are just getting fatter. There are many illnesses linked directly to obesity.
I watched a news story about the calories in a Fun Meal at leading fast food restaurants. A kid's Happy Meal had over 500 calories. It was full of sugar, fat and came with a free toy. Then there's the free play ground. Is it any wonder that obesity is threatening to over take us?
Food is the focus of the holidays as well. The huge Thanksgiving glut fest, the Christmas goodies shipped to family and friends, and mountains of candy surrounding every given holiday is coming back to haunt us.
I fear we're getting sicker by the day from our food.
I think its time to just have wholesome meals. No big fan fare or appetite stimulants like added sugars and fats. No special decorations or eating contests.
Holidays should be celebrated with dancing, music, art festivals. With family gatherings and story telling.
Lets get back to good sound eating, simple, short and sweet. We don't need to make it the center of our lives.